Freemasonry is the one of the world’s oldest non-religious, non-political, fraternal and charitable organisations.

We always welcome new members who live, work or study in the Keighley area and wish to join and become a Freemason.

The members of the Royal Yorkshire Lodge come from diverse backgrounds covering a broad spectrum of professions, interests, ethnicities and religious beliefs.

How do I Become a Freemason and a member of the Royal Yorkshire Lodge?
You might think that to become a Freemason is quite difficult. It’s actually straightforward. You do not have to be invited. If you wish to become a Freemason and join the Royal Yorkshire Lodge then simply contact us.

Our Lodge Secretary, Keith Morrison or another member of the lodge, will be in touch to arrange a meeting with you to:

Answer any further questions you may have about Freemasonry
Discuss the procedure of joining the Lodge Show you around our meeting place on Cooke Street, Keighley.

Why become a Freemason?
Every Freemason has his own reason for joining. For many, Freemasonry acts as a ‘constant’, providing them with a unique combination of friendship, belonging and structure, with many Freemasons saying they have made valuable lifelong friendships. Above all and for most, Freemasonry is simply an enjoyable hobby.

Other reasons include:

  • Achievement – progressing through the offices in the Lodge to become Master.
  • Brotherhood – making new friends from all walks of life.
  • Charity – contribute to deserving causes, both Masonic and non-Masonic.
  • Education – learning from peers and mentors by practicing and making speeches.
  • Knowledge – finding out about the history and mysteries of Freemasonry.
  • Self improvement – making a contribution to your family and society.

What benefits will I get out of Freemasonry?

Meet people from very different walks of life. Satisfaction of helping others less fortunate than yourself. Self-confidence and ability to learn increase.

Who can join the Lodge?

Have a Belief in a God – All religions are welcome and respected. Male and at least 18 years old.

How much does it cost?

You don’t have to be well-off to become a Freemason. It costs less than you may think and is comparable to other social clubs and societies.